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Catching up with WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler

When the camera light comes on or the bell rings, Dolph Ziggler is driven to steal the show. It’s this drive that has earned this long-time WWE superstar the respect of not only the fans but his peers as well. It’s been a roller coaster ride for the 37-year-old performer right from the moment he signed with the company and reported to Ohio Valley Wrestling. From the Spirit Squad male cheerleader and golf caddy to Mr. Money in the Bank and championship glory, the one constant has been his passion. The workhorse reputation he built through a series of stellar […]

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WWE EVP Paul Levesque on Why NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III is Special Homecoming

The first NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in 2015 rocked the Barclays Center with a series of exciting moments and matches on the eve of SummerSlam. Paul Levesque, WWE executive vice president talent, live events and creative, believes the success of the event put the developmental brand on another level. NXT’s biggest fan predicts much of the same with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on the horizon. For legendary performer, it’s an annual homecoming. “It’s very exciting to come back to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center and SummerSlam,” he said during a media call to promote the WWE Network show. “NXT TakeOver has […]

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Shawn Michaels on Flexing Acting Muscle in ‘Pure Country: Pure Heart’ and Coaching in WWE NXT

Shawn Michaels will go down as one of the greatest in-ring performers in WWE history. A Hall of Famer who reached the upper echelon of sports entertainment. At 52, the Heartbreak Kid couldn’t be happier how his life has turned out on a professional and personal level. Even though the legendary showman put the days of being an active competitor behind him seven years ago, he keeps busy in many ways. Among them is taking on roles in films with his latest being Pure Country: Pure Heart. The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE Studios film centers around teenage sisters […]

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Ring of Honor’s Mandy Leon Excited at Potential of Women of Honor

Mandy Leon fell in love with professional wrestling at an early age, inspired by the empowering women who competed. Today the Ring of Honor beauty has an active role in the growth of the Women of Honor brand and is motivated to build on the foundation those before her created. “For me, it was always Lita, Trish Stratus and Chyna who I looked up to the most,” she said. “I was fortunate enough to meet them. They all really impacted me because they were so genuine and humble people in real life. That really pushed me to hear their stories […]

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Kurt Angle Returning to WWE Ring in ‘WWE 2K18’ Video Game

After more than a decade, Kurt Angle is making his return to a WWE ring … in video game form, at least for now. The former multi-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist will appear in WWE 2K18 through two playable characters representing key milestones in his career. This includes his WWE “American Hero” persona, as well as his ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona. The playable characters will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers. “I was thrilled to return to WWE earlier this year, be honored as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee […]

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Josh Mathews on Slammiversary and How Impact Wrestling is Making Moves

There was a time when Josh Mathews was just a college kid sending in a VHS tape to New York hoping to be chosen for a new WWE reality show on MTV called Tough Enough. Even though he made it on the inaugural season of the competition in 2001 and didn’t win, the experience provided him with an opportunity to crack open the door to his future. The 36-year-old went on to have a lengthy career in WWE working as a broadcaster with occasional physicality in the ring. These days Mathews works for Impact Wrestling and is gearing up to lace […]

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Jim Ross Ready to Make Broadcast History with New Japan Pro Wrestling ‘G1 Special in the USA’

There was a time when if you wanted to watch New Japan Pro Wrestling you had to track down a tape from a friend. Now, thanks to the New Japan World streaming platform and outlets such as AXS TV, Puroresu has never been more accessible for fans in the United States. Recognizing the growing popularity outside the Orient, NJPW is holding its first-ever U.S. event G1 Special in the USA, Saturday, July 1 at 8/7c. The milestone show will broadcast live from Long Beach, Calif. on AXS TV, with legendary wrestling broadcaster Jim Ross and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and NJPW […]

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Cody Rhodes Ready to Make History in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling

It has been a little over a year since Cody Rhodes made the difficult decision to depart from WWE and jump into a pool of uncertainty. The risky move has appeared to pay off as the son of the legendary “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes gears up to compete for the top titles in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, headlining two big events over the course of eight days. First, the “American Nightmare” challenges ROH World Champion Christopher Daniels at the Best in the World Pay-Per-View on June 23. Then Rhodes faces Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight […]

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Joey Ryan Talks ‘Lucha Underground,’ Pushing Boundaries and Winning Over Fans in the Process

Joey Ryan isn’t someone who got a major run in WWE, yet he has organically developed a fan following by fearlessly pushing boundaries to entertain. This coupled with his unwavering entrepreneurial spirit has made the lollipop sucker with the Selleck stash a must-see attraction at pro wrestling events around the world. The 37-year-old has worked with a number of major promotions and can be seen on Lucha Underground as Officer Meehan. “It’s deeper than a backstage promo and wrestling match,” he said of the series. “That’s what’s different and cool about it. It has more of the feel of an […]

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Pro Wrestling Moms of the Ring

Season six of WWE Total Divas closed with Brie Bella revealing to husband Daniel Bryan that after much trying she was pregnant. Fast forward to today and the happy couple are sharing the joy of bringing home their daughter, Birdie Joe. Brie wanted to become a mom so much that she made the tough decision to step away from the ring. She is the latest in a line of women in pro wrestling who have taken the similar path. However, there are also those who juggle motherhood while still kicking butt in the squared circle. Among them is Mickie James, […]